12 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

12 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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12 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Visit Carpinteria State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Ojai (Bart's Books & Ojai Meadows Preserve), Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Santa Monica Mountains) and Ventura Harbor Village (in Ventura). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, stop by Hollywood & Highland, and stroll through Laguna Beach.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles sightseeing tool .

In November, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Ojai, Ventura Harbor Village, Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary, Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at California State Railroad Museum and California Academy of Sciences. Get a sense of the local culture at Castello di Amorosa and Union Square. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Santa Rosa (Charles M. Schulz Museum & Safari West), Sacramento (California State Capitol Museum & Old Sacramento) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Bodega Head, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and look for gifts at Fishetarian Fish Market.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Bodega Bay, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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